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>> it's primary election day in maryland as voters head to the polls to cast their ballot. good afternoon, everyone. i'm sara eisen. -- sara caldwell. that's our top story at noon. you, the voters will decide who you want to see on the billion lot. lisa robinson is live at the polling site in east baltimore with a look at voter turnout. >> it is a beautiful day outside but not helping turnout baltimore city. most of the people you see in here are squdges and very few people are actually at the voting machines. for the most part the state board of elections reports no widespread problems. they did have some late openings and instances where judges did not show up. there are some 319,000 registered democrats and
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republicans in baltimore city. the city board of elections says turnout has been extremely low in the city. by 11:00 a little over 15,000 people voted, up from 6,000 this morning. considering the number of contested races in this city, this is disappointing. >> this is unbelievable. it's, just seems to be a lot of folk are either fed up with the process. a lot of people seem to be not happy with status quo. you know, but my thing is you just need to vote. doesn't matter to me who you vote for. you need to exercise your right to vote. >> i will be back live at 5:00 and 6:00 with updates. reporting live in baltimore.
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release release, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. and if you haven't already headed to the polls, visit the politics page for a voter's guide and learn more about the candidates and we've issued a link for polling places. stay tuned for election results. now washington where congress the back. democrats and republicans started sparring other tax cuts, jobs and the economy. 11 news reporter kate amara is there with a look at what lies ahead. >> good afternoon, sara. the gop wants to extend the bush era tax cuts for everyone. but democrats say america can't afford it and have offered up a plan of their own. >> the fight over your tax bill is raging in washington. president obama trying to extend tax cuts to all but
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america's top eriners engaging in what he calls a wrestling match with republicans. >> >> we can't give money away to folks who don't need it and think we're going to balance our budget that way. >> now they want to drive another nail in the coffin, a massive tax hike on the very people who will grow the economy. >> but democrats say they can get small businesses to start higher if law makers move a jobs bifment designed to give better access to credit and capital. >> small businesses are holding off and hiring while they wait for us to act. >> senator reid says this measure could create up to half a million jobs, but republicans call the measure costly and in effective. there are procedural votes
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scheduled on the bill later today. i'm kate amara. back to you, sarah. >> new this noon, police are searching for a suspect in a deadly shooting in southeast baltimore. officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest on the 1,700 block of cane street. he was taken to bay view hospital where he died. >> also carroll county sheriffs are investigating a stabbing death. 26-year-old jeremiah demarrio was found 10:00 p.m. last night on a staircase outside his apartment. police say he had been stabbed in the chest. investigators say neighbors called 911, and he was taken to carol hospital center, where he died. testimony is expected to continue in the ken harris murder trial. yet monica robinson was reportedly with harris the night of the incident. took the stand and said harris was in a hurry when he returned
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to the car trying to get away from a masked gunman. robinson said she didn't recall hearing a gunshot but the defense pointed out she did say she heard a shot in an earlier recorded statement to police. >> baltimore police are trying to figure out how they ended up in a car in the 800 block of eighth avenue -- they were not sure how the car got where it was found. meanwhile, power is expected to be returned in little italy. power was knocked out early in the morning after an underground cable fire sent white smoke spewing into the air from fawn and south heights street. >> it woke me up with a big thumping. then i heard the electrical sparking. i was sleeping right upstairs.
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and i -- after the smoking and stuff, i saw the fire start. >> b.g.e. officials say crews are replacing a burned cable and it's resulting in a significant loss of revenue. >> ahh, it was a prime time showdown we won't soon forget. a dejenthed rex ryan and his new york jets just couldn't live up to the hype as the ravens hung on for a nail biter. 10-9. despite some early offensive -led defense proved to be too much for mark sanchez tan jets. coach harbaugh expressed disappointment while saying he would see them again. >> i'm proud of the football team and the ravens. i thought we were disciplined. poised. i thought we played with
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fundamental soundness. >> the ravens take the first step in dethroning thal afc north champs as they face the bengals this sunday. another close call. m the orioles bullpen allowed the blue jays to tie in the eighth. the o's who hadn't beat at any blue jays all season long would score nick mar kay cuss and the birds try for their second win tonight. camden yards, first pitch, 7:05. cary angle from valley view farms is here to answer your question. and wal-mart's offering a new family cell phone service. details next in "consumer alert." >> sandra? >> a cold front is moving through the area, but it's not going to generate much. i'll detail what you can e
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unlimited calling and texting will cost $45 for the first line and $20 for each additional line. the service will go on sale next week. you may notice we're paying 20%-30% more for a plane ticket than at this time last year. passengers are paying the price. even if you book your ticket well in advance,al flights are still pricier than last year. experts say some of the people who -- if pumpkins are in your decorating or recess pi plans this holiday season, you could see fewer at the grocery store. farmers are expecting to yield just half a crop this year. the problem has been too much moisture causing pump kings to rot and anticipate short fall ins meeting this year's demands. well, they've become a portible
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alternative to hand washing. but you may want to hold off on hand sanitizeers. you may want to hold off wont ering why. >> but first, allergy suffererers, listen up. what could really be at the root of your symptoms. sandra? >> the fact that we've been so dry lately, and another clear scan on h.d. doppler this afternoon. i'll let you know when rain is in your forecast. right now 80 at the airport and downtown. details on your for
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>> in this afternoon's "medical alert," we usually blame mold, ragweed and other things for our allergies but other things we eat could be kul prints. bananas, cantaloupes, people
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sensitive to tree pollen may also be sensitive to almonds, carrots. some may want to avoid melons and tomatoes because your body reads chemicals in foods the same way it reads allergens. cold and cough medicine could soon move behind the counter. today an advisory committee will consider such restrictions on items that contain ingredients with d.x.m. experts say row robeo tripping is a growing trend, mostly among teens who think the practice is safe because they can get medications without a prescription. if you're about to stock up on hand sanitizer, a new study may make you think twice. >> it was the first line of defense against the hun hun the
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-- hun nun -- h 1 n 1 flu outbreak. but now hand sanitizer is not effective. >> this goes against the notion that direct hand transmission is important. >> the doctor studied on behalf of the dial corporation. thiser known for their hand soap, but he doesn't see that as a conflict of interest. >> from their perspective they would have liked the result tos to come out quickly. >> if the study's true, it's kind of a waste of money, but it encourages a lot of people to be more hygienic. >> basic hygiene i think is always essential. >> in the absence of an
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alternative, some hand sanitizer users say they would rather be safe than sorry. worried about life without that little clear bottle. >> i'm still going to use it. it makes me feel better. >> now your weather with sandra shaw. >> i hope you're having a pleasant afternoon. we're tracking a cold front moving through the area. only a couple of clouds out there. ultimately this afternoon our winds will change directions from the south west to the northwest, but we'll still see temperatures in the low 80's. rainfall in the plains may be our best shot at rain late thursday into friday. but we'll stay high and dry right now, at downtown and the airport. we're in the mid 70's so a good amount of sun today.
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a good mix of sun and clouds with a high of 70. here in the heart of maryland, baltimore will top out at 81 or 82 before it's all over. mix generally. pleasant with low humidity. as we head over to the eastern shore, more sun and high in the mid 80's. there's a small craft advisory advisory with the front on the bay. so winds are gusting up to 20 knots and waves are 2 feet, so it's not good to get out on the waters of the chesapeake. tomorrow we'll be hovering around this or cooler. the record set on this date is -- we'll be cooler than 58 degrees. up to potentially 60 downtown. a lovepl evening too old anything you have planned. right now watching the front. not going to do much to change
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our weather pattern, because high pressure is building in behind it. the plains on the lower jet stream -- thursday night into friday. other than that, we are watching the tropics. we have hurricane igor. packing 135 mile-per-hour sustained winds. a category four hurricane moving ever so slowly to the west-northwest. likely affecting bermuda potentially by sunday morning and hurricane julia with 85 mile-per-hour storm. sun and highs in the low 80's for the weekend. >> thank you sandra. john purdue from valley view farms is here to answer your questions. you found the one pumpkin left? >> ewhere. just happen on the bring along some fall goodies.
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>> how about that? looks good for the fall. how and when should i cut my hey drainingas back for the weekend? >> the best thing to do is know the variety of high drainingya you havened -- some are pruned halfway, just depends on the type of high drainingya. >> the next question, i developed tomatoes and peppers and eggplants. the plants became covered with the brown, flat flying bugs. got that help. >> first off, tomatoes and pepers, the brown on the bottom is called blossom and rot. the way to get rid of that is use lime once you plant in plants. it's too late when you telephone a little bit of lime
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in the bottom. what else did we have, eggplants. a lot of the problems with that could have come from the heat and dry weather this year. a lot of times just watering plants is not same as rainfall, so they may not develop properly. >> what are the white spots on the has been narrow pep centers >> could be funk gus and there are tiny insects called scale. we would have to see to it tell you for sure what to do with it. >> thank you for being here, john, as always. >> sure. >> if you have a question for them, go to www.wbaltv.com. you can also sent your questions to plant questions here at the station. up next, your maryland lottery mid bay.
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first a look at how wall street is performing this half-hour.
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>> coming up today on the dr. oz show, no one's safe. bedbugs are biting across the nation. learn thou keep this out of your home. at 2:00 on dr. oz, and al new this afternoon on the farewell season of oprah, the juds. they return to the oprah stage. they discuss plans for their upcoming farewell tour, plus a private tour of their private home in tennessee and a special duet.
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that's at 4:00 on oprah. and president obama is in philadelphia for his second back to school speech. hear what he had to say and whole foods is rating seafood to show its environmental act. those stories and more tonight on 11 news at 5:00. now your maryland h.d. lottery pick three and pick four numbers. >> good afternoon. i'm don from 98 rock and your pick three numbers are -- two. two. and five. make your pick three numbers two, two and five. it's your last chance to hit it here contest for your last chance to win. send in two non-winning scratchoffs. drawing official bob is set,
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and your pick four numbers are -- four. three. al eight. -- eight. and five. recapping the pick four game, four, three, eight and five. go to md lottery.com for claiming. the maryland lottery. let yourself play. >> sandra's back with a last look at your forecast. >> winds out of the southwest to northwest. winds are picking up a little bit. 83 degrees. mix of sun and clouds. 76 thursday and friday with a slight chance of low pressure moving through here. much-needed rainfall. 30% not doing to be a big chance. for saturday and sunday a beautiful weekend in store. plenty of sun. >> what a nice weekend.
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thank you sandra. >> and thank you for joining us for 11 news at noon. >> and be sure to watch tonight. have a great day. - are you chronically ill and can't work? are you mentally ill and can't work? are you physically disabled and can't work? then the law firm of disability associates should be working for you. - depend on disability associates because social security disability law is all that we do. my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no.
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